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Glenn Close 
Norma Desmond
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Glenn Close

Glenn Close has appeared on Broadway in Benefactors; Barnum (Tony nominated) The Crucifer of Blood; Rex; Love for Love; The Member of the Wedding; Rules of the Game as well as The Real Thing and Death and the Maiden, for which she won Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Play.

Her Off-Broadway credits include Uncommon Women and Others; Joan of Arc at the Stake; Childhood and The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, for which she received the Obie Award.

She made her Los Angeles stage debut in Barnum at the Pantages Theatre and was last seen in Los Angeles under the direction of James L Brooks in Brooklyn Laundry.

The first of her five Academy Award nominations came for her film debut in The World According to Garp. She was also nominated for The Big Chill and The Natural, all in the Supporting category, with Best Actress nominations for Fatal Attraction and Dangerous Liaisons.

Her other films include The Stone Boy; Maxie; Jagged Edge; Immediate Family; Reversal of Fortune; Hamlet and Meeting Venus. She will be seen next year in Billie August’s The House of Spirits and Ron Howard’s The Paper.

For her television work, she won Best Actress Emmy Award nominations for Something About Amelia and Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Sarah, Plain and Tall and its sequel Skylark.

She was Co-Executive Producer for both Sarah, Plain and Tall and Skylark and has also Co-Executive produced the documentary Broken Hearts, Broken Homes for Lifetime and associate produced Do You Mean There Are Still Real Cowboys? seen on the American Experience Series on PBS. As Co-Executive Producer of Sarah, Plain and Tall, Ms Close received a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination for Best Made for Television Movie.

Alan Campbell 
Joe Gillis
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Alan Campbell is proud to making his Los Angeles Theatrical debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard.

His television credits include co-starring roles on CBS’s Jake and the Fatman and ABC’s Three’s a Crowd.

Theatrically he has featured in the Ford Theatre’s production of On Shiloh Hill; Boogie Woogie Rumble of A Dream Deferred at the Urban Arts Corps in New York and productions of I Love My Wife and Larry Shue’s The Nerd.

Alan has also appeared in numerous nightclubs and cabarets throughout the country. He is a founding member of H.O.L.A (Heart of Los Angeles) Youth Theatre serving inner-city children.


George Hearn 
Max von Mayerling
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George Hearn received an Emmy Award for his performance in Sweeney Todd after playing the role on Broadway and on the National Tour with Angela Lansbury. He also won a Tony Award for playing Albin in La Cage Aux Folies on Broadway. He was nominated for an Olivier Award when he played La Cage in London.

Other Broadway appearances include Papa in I Remember Mama, opposite Live Ullman; Uncle Sid in Ah, Wilderness! with Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards; A Doll’s Life, for which he received a Tony nomination; An Almost Perfect Person, with Ms Dewhurst; The Changing Room; Meet Me in St Louis and Watch on the Rhine, for which received another Tony nomination.

He starred in New York City Opera’s production of Kismet, and in the concert version of Follies at Avery Fisher Hall. He appeared in many productions with the New York Shakespeare Festival, and has a long association with the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven. He has done numerous television guest spots, including several on Murder, She Wrote.

His films include See You in the Morning; The Vanishing and Sneakers.

Alice Ripley 
Betty Shaefer
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Alice Ripley is thrilled to be joining the Sunset Boulevard company for its Broadway run!

She made her Broadway debut as the Specialist’s Assistant in the Tony Award winning The Who’s Tommy (RCA Records).

Audiences may remember her as Mrs Walker as well, as she understudied the role and performed it many times. Half of last year Alice toured as Fantine in Les Miserables.

Her regional and stock credits include leading roles in White Linen (Old Globe Theatre, dir. by Jack O’Brien); Six Women with Brain Death (San Diego Rep) and Sweeney Todd (North Shore Music Theatre).

Alan Oppenheimer 
Cecil B DeMille
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Alan Oppenheimer last appeared on stage at the Mark Taper Forum in The Lesson,The Collection and The American Dream, the latest in a string of Music Center appearances which also included The Devils; Othello; Hot L Baltimore and The American Clock.

Prior to coming to Los Angeles he spend nine seasons with the Arena Stage and other eastern repertory companies where he appeared in The Threepenny Opera; Mother Courage; Gypsy; Irma La Duce and Twelve Angry Men.

His movie credits include Westworld; The Hindenburg; Private Benjamin; Freaky Friday; Star; The Never Ending Story and Little Big Man.

On TV he starred in Washington Behind Closed Doors; Helter Skelter; The Two Mrs Grenvilles; Fear on Trial; To Kill A Cop and has been a regular in The Six Million Dollar Man and Eischied as well as being the recurring head of network news on Murphy Brown for which he received an Emmy nomination.

Vincent Tumeo 
Artie Green
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Raised in a musical theatre family, Vincent Tumeo began performing at an early age in Columbus, Ohio.

A classically trained dancer, Tumeo’s theatre credits include Camelot; The Masque of the Beauty and the Beast at the Royal Palm Theatre and A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening at the Coast Playhouse.

Tumeo’s television credits include Lady Against the Odds and nine appearances as a Star Search ’93 finalist.

Film appearances include Mambo Kings; Lambada and The Making of Me for Disney.

Also an accomplished songwriter, Tumeo recently headlined a one week run at the renowned Hollywood Roosevelt’s Cinegrill.

Sal Mistretta 
Rick Podell 
Susan Dawn Carson 
Mathew Dickens 
Colleen Dunn 
Alicia Irving 
Mark Morales 
Rich Herbert 
Tom Alan Robbins 
Rick Sparks 
Karen Mason 
Understudy Norma Desmond
Lauren Kennedy 
Bryan Batt 
Steven Stein-Grainger 
Kim Huber 
Lada Boder 
David Eric 
Wendy Waller 
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